An interview with Justin Oborn
Rollin’ biker brew from Lee Dorrian’s Rise Above, known more for swingin’ a huge leaden dick labeled “doom” rather than this goodly chunk of rock qua rock.
I don’t want to overplay the dumb thing too much. As dumb and simple-minded as these guys are, there’s a lot of craft in Electric Wizard’s music.
Clawfinger have Faith No More tendencies, and the ability to blend huge pop choruses with samples, scratches, Meshuggah-ish riffs, and stompin’ and rompin’.
We get as much Kiss, Deep Purple, and Mountain as we do Sabbath here, all delivered with tongue-in-cheek, really playing on this whole space-brain theme.
Jerusalem is often a one chord mudbank of crumbled sludge, making just enough twists to keep us from nodding off, but really falling to the rear of the pack.
Sheavy enter a cosmic Monster Magnet zone, loping into slow blues, acoustic flights o’ fancy and of course tons of Sabbath-steeped power chords.
Lid is Trouble’s singer (Eric Wagner) and Anathema’s Danny Cavanaugh. It’s damn near a Trouble record on ‘shrooms.
Roachpowder are a Swedish thing, fronted by a Canadian, but pertinently produced by Entombed twiddler Tomas Skogsberg.
PL&P are the musical equivalent of under-achieving students – they have so much potential, but they just don’t apply themselves.
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